The Core Class

"Every day I use what I have learned. To be a team player, to listen to the opinions of others, to try to be empathetic to the needs of others, and go that second mile. Not a day goes by that I'm not thankful for the opportunity to go through a program like Leadership Lancaster."
-1993 Core Class Graduate

Leadership Lancaster challenges participants from diverse backgrounds to assume effective, more active volunteer roles in addressing community needs.

The Core Class program runs September through May and includes twelve full day sessions and one evening session. Requirements include program attendance, small group project, community board observation, arts and culture observation, and government observation.

The topics covered include: public education, public policy, economic development, law & justice, arts community, health and human services and a county tour. Skills covered include: consensus and coalition building, inclusion, negotiation, collaboration and team building, trusteeship, visioning, conflict mediation and resolution, facilitation, personal evaluation, and problem solving and decision making.

Tuition cost is $2,100 per person, ($150 of this amount must be paid by the participant personally) with a limited number of scholarships available. Graduation from the class does not signify the end, but the beginning of a lifetime of opportunities. It is expected that alumni, as trustees of Lancaster, will become active participants in positive change.

Core Class of 2018

Dan Abele, Project Manager, Benchmark Construction
Robert Adams, Manager, Turkey Hill Experience
Erica Asso, Director, Plaza San Juan Bautista Youth and Cultural Center
Trevor Bare, Consulting Actuary, Conrad Siegel Actuaries
Brett Bauer, Manager, McKonly & Asbury
Robert Beal, Project Architect, RLPS Architects
Willetta Calvin, Administrative Assistant, Bright Side Opportunites Center
Damaris Colon, Tax Account Collections Technician, PA, Dept. of Revenue
John Costalas, Lead Estimator, Warfel Construction Company
Dustin Dommel, Lieutenant, Lancaster City Bureau of Fire
Alison Dowdrick, Audit Supervisor, RKL LLP
Nicole Eisenbach, Teacher/SHM, Eisenbach Family
Peter Faben, Associate Attorney, Barley Snyder
Stephen Fleury Jr., Associate, Devine Law Offices, LLC
Margaret Folk, Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
Tammy Fuller, Director of Sales, Executive Coach, Inc.
Kimberly Garland, Community Manager, Esquire Association Management, LLC.
Charissa Gift, Human Resources Manager, Astro Machine Works
Paul Gould Jr., Materials and Scheduling Mgr., MGS Inc
Stephanie Gromek, Community Resource Coordinator, Church World Service
Katherine Guerrero, Support Coordinator, United Disabilities Services
Kim Guindon, Chief Food Production and Service/Administrative Dietitian, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Rhonda Harrison, Accounting Manager, Community First Fund
Morgan Hays, Associate Attorney, Devine Law Office, LLC
Steven Heintzelman, Audit Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Nathan Heisey, Operations Manager, The H and H Group
Nathan Hoover, Supervisor, Walz Group
David Houtz, Project Manager, MVE Group
Timothy Hultzapple, Production Control Manager, Zimmerman Industries, Inc.
Katie Ile, Billing Manager/Accountant 2, RETTEW Associates, Inc
Kaitlyn Jordan, Senior Accountant, Walz Group
Timothy Latham, Branch Rental Manager, Penske Truck Leasing
Rebecca Laufer, Marketing Coordinator, Simon Lever
Hector Lopez, Information Technology Manager, Turkey Hill Dairy
Zach Love, AVP, Branch Manager, Union Community Bank
Tyler Lowry, Digital Marketing Associate, Godfrey Advertising
Kristi Martarano, Clinical Supervisor, The Gate House for Women
Ashlinn Masland-Sarani, Program Officer, Lancaster County Community Foundation
Gregory Mavraganis, Director, Patient Access, Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine
Erin McMonagle
Richard Mendez, Sergeant, Lancaster City Bureau of Police
Robert Meuse, Commercial Banking Officer, BB&T
Rachel Miller, Account Representative , GSM Roofing
Adam Montpetit, Branch Manager, Fulton Bank
Dana Mousetis, Early Learning Supervisor, Mom's House of Lancaster
Jeff Munster, Director of Innovation and Sustainability, LCSWMA
Robert Myallis, Lead Pastor, Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
David Myers, Retail Supervisor, Sight and Sound Theatres
Laura Nalls, Admissions Counselor, HACC, Lancaster Campus
Mustafa Nuur, Web Developer, E-impact Marketing LLC
Brendan O'Donnell, Account Manager, Atomic Design
Travis Oot, Senior Accountant, Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP
Brooke Petersen, Investment Consultant, Conrad Siegel Investment Advisors
Harrison Purdy, Operations Manager, Penn Stone
Jennifer Putt, HR Generalist, Flagger Force
Debra Ritchey, Project Manager, Four Seasons Produce, Inc.
Lindsay Saenz, Supervisor, Maher Duessel CPAs
Erin Saylor, Business Development Manager, LCSWMA
Lauren Schaefer, Sales Consultant, Cargas Systems, Inc
Nicole Seuffert, Business Development, RGS Associates
Brad Shulenberger, Director of Facility Services, Warfel Construction Company
Lyndsey Sturkey, Volunteer Manager, Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity
Amy Walsh, Senior Specialist, Community Relations, WellSpan Health
Crystal Werhel, Outreach/Utility Program Manager, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County
Kyle Wimer, Account Executive, EHD
Kimberly Witmer, Administrative Fellow, WellSpan Health
Carolyn Witwer, Director of Sales and Development, Penn Waste
Patrick Wood, Senior Vice President, Stevens & Lee / Griffin
Jennifer Young, Co-owner, Warehouse210/State&Main

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